Document Type : Original Article


1 Departments of Community Health, Nursing

2 Departments of Community Health

3 Pediatric, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


INTRODUCTION: Educating a mother of a premature baby and providing a structured written
educational information can enhance better understanding and practice. This article describes the
development and implementation of a health educational package for preemie moms in the care of
their premature baby after neonatal intensive care unit discharge.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The package known as “Preemie Mom: A Guide for You” was designed
based on Stufflebeam’s model and has four phases: (1) content evaluation from available sources of
information, (2) input evaluation based on mothers’ need related to premature baby care, (3) process
evaluation for package designing and content drafting, and (4) product evaluation to determine its
feasibility. The contents were extracted and collated for validation by consulting various specialists
in related fields. A final draft was drawn based on comments given by experts. Comments from the
mothers were taken for formatting, visual appearance, and content flow for easy understanding and
RESULTS: All ten existing articles and eight relevant documents were gathered and critically
appraised. The package was designed based on 11 main components related to the care of premature
baby after discharge. The content validation was accepted at a minimum score of 0.85 for the item‑level
content validity index analysis. Both experts and mothers were agreed that the package is easy to
use and well accepted as a guide after discharge. The agreement rate by the mothers was at 93.33%
and greater for the front page, writing style, structure, presentation, and motives of the package.
CONCLUSIONS: “Preemie Mom: A Guide for You” is a validated health educational package and
ready to be used to meet the needs of the mother for premature baby care at home.


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